News from the Central 2 Region
Sharon Rendon, Central 2 Regional Director
Happy Fall! The summers seem to go faster and faster each year. I have had great summer of both learning and facilitating learning for teachers these past months. In addition, I have entered into the empty nest phase of life as we dropped my youngest off at college last week.
This is the year for Central 2 and NCSM learning events. It started this summer when the great state of Wisconsin hosted the summer Academy titled, Empower Coaches and Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change for ALL Learners.
"The conference was energizing! Thank you for creating an opportunity to learn from colleagues, both you and other attendees. The format allowed room for powerful conversations while providing very specific things we can use in coaching."
These words from one of the nearly 80 participants at the 2019 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy in Madison, WI capture the spirit and essence of the three days of growing as leaders in mathematics education. Mathematics leaders from across the United States and from Jamaica, Canada, and Norway gathered to explore, learn, and reflect about the power of coaching in mathematics.
Now even more exciting news is Central 2 has another opportunity this fall as we are hosting a fall seminar day of learning in De Moines, Iowa.
Have one day to spare for your professional growth? Spend the day with NCSM! The fall seminars will focus on supporting mathematics leaders to become agents of change and on improving student achievement through the framework for leadership in mathematics instruction and coaching. Join us in Tennessee or in Iowa:
- Nashville, TN: October 2, 2019, Register by September 25, 2019
- Des Moines, Iowa: November 18, 2019, Register by November 11, 2019
And finally we will be electing a new Regional Director this fall. Be sure to check out the candidate statements and vote starting September 15.
In the spring the Annual conference is very close so I hope many of you will make plans now to join NCSM and be in attendance.
Online registration is now open for the conference. Early Bird Rate: 8/21/19 – 10/30/19
Hotel reservations are now available as well.
I look forward to meeting you and collaborating with you through the remainder of my term. It has been a privilege to represent the Central 2 Region.
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